Tales of Tails

Tales of Tails


My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett:

In My Father’s Dragon, Elmer Elevator tells a stray cat about his dream of being able to fly, and then learns of a captive dragon on Wild Island. The dragon has been forced by the jungle residents to serve as their shuttle across a wide river — and anyone who rescues the dragon from its cruel captors might be entitled to a free ride. Elmer needs no further encouragement to stow away aboard a ship to the island, where he matches wits with hungry tigers, an irate gorilla, cranky crocodiles, and other moody creatures. 


“How the Camel Got His Hump” and “How the Rhino Got His Skin” from the Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling; Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop:

From dragons to camels to monkeys and more, join us as we explore tales of virtue and vice! For the characters, it is clear that good deeds will bring good rewards, whereas bad deeds bring about negative consequences. Through these tales of tails we will learn, as Charles M. Blow said, “There is no wrong time to do the right thing.”


  • Minimum recommended age: 6 
  • Instructor: Ms Eve Babb
  • Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22